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Pastors & Staff

Mike Gonzalez

Lead Pastor

Pastor Mike became Lead Pastor at Berea Temple International Church (BTIC) October 10th, 2021. He with his wife Letitia and three boys bring more than 20 years of ministry experience.

Prior to joining BTIC, Pastor Mike and his family spent 8 years as a church planter in Southwest Missouri and and various ministry staff roles prior to that.

Pastor Mike loves to spend time outdoors when he has an opportunity, particularly, fishing, boating and hiking. Originally from Bakersfield, California, Pastor Mike has lived in Missouri for over 20 years.

  • Favorite Quote: I'm just one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread!
  • Favorite Bible Verse: Gal. 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
  • Favorite Movie: Facing the Giants

Jonathan Thomasson

NextGen Pastor

Pastor Jonathan became NextGen Pastor at Berea Temple International Church (BTIC) in the Summer of 2023. He with his wife Sara and their children will help lead our children's and youth ministry.

Pastor Jonathan was born and raised in Missouri and has many years of experience in youth and childrens ministries as well as years in the educational and mental health fields. Pastor Jonathan enjoys spending time playing and watching soccer, basketball, and other sports. He also enjoys cooking and learning about new cultures. Pastor Jonathan and his wife Sara have six children who also keep them very busy and bring much joy to their lives.

  • Favorite Quote: Children are not the church of tomorrow, they are the church of today
  • Favorite Verse: For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 NLT
  • Favorite Movies: Jesus Revolution